Nutrition

Help for knee pain.

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  Fall and football, you just can’t beat the combination.  With football I see a number of more acute type of injuries to the knee, contusions, mild MCL sprains, etc.  Most of these can be maanged and back to full function with our neuro based ARP wave therapy.  The muscles around the injury get turned off and your brain gets used to this and you need to get a new imprint into the brain and nervous system to get those muscles functioning properly again.  The ARP wave therapy I do at my clinic works phenomenal for this.  I first used it on Lincoln Howard who is the starting right tackle for Northern Illinois University.  Lincoln had a hip dislocation which is a devastating career ending injury because this type of injury can cause the blood flow tho the ball of the hip joint to be decreased and the ball eventually dies and you need a new hip at a young age.  Bo Jackson had this and that was pretty much it for him back in the 1980″s.  ARP was very successful on Lincoln and then I started using it on myself and all my little injuries and my son Riley with great success.  I’ve been using it for 5 years now and use it daily with my patients for not only knee problems but any neuromuscloskeletal problem that causes inhibiiton of proper muscle function.  I’ve been going down to Concordia University in St. Paul every tuesday night to work on football players and ARP has been awesome at keeping these guys practicing and playing games on weekend.  I’ll be doing a workshop on ARP wave therapy soon at my clinic so I’ll keep you posted if you want to learn more about how it may help you. It’s been great fun working with the Osceola football team also.  What a great bunch of kids.  Look for them to go deep in to the playoffs.  Hats off to all the OHS teams. One of the best things you can do for your self is do cut the carbs out of your diet.  Carbohydrate restriction is the best form of diet if you are prone to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.   Carbs are the deamons on your plate.  Want to lose weight don’t do grains and fat free foods.  Forget that, eat fat and protein.  I go through a dozen or so avocados weekly. I love avocados in a protein based smoothie first thing in the moring.  It tastes so darn great.   Try it, you’ll like it. Don’t forget to get in and get adjusted.  It’s incredible not only how good it feels but how important it is neurologically for good brain and body development. OK, make it a fantastic week.  I’m here to serve, and empower you to take charge of your helath so you can have a substantial improvement in the quality of your life.  Dr. E

It’s been 25 years since…

Summer is at full force and I hope all of you are outside enjoying the incredible summer we are having.  Soon it will be fall and then winter so cherish the sunlight and get out and get your body moving.

One of the best things you can do for your brain is to get out and get some exercise.  The brain needs oxygen for fuel and there is nothing better than ramping the heart rate up a bit and getting oxygen to the brain.  You will  feelso much better.  Remember exercise is the best anti-depressant.

This past weekend I went up to Washburn Wi. to visit my old friends Dave Wilcox and his son Cam.  We did the firehouse 50 bike race which I haven’t done for 25 years.  It’s been 20 years since I’ve done a bike race so I wasn’t sure how it might go.

I started out way in the back in the 3rd wave and eased in to the race.  The main pack was already a 1/2 mile ahead of me after a couple miles.  Going up the great divide was really challenging.  I have only ridden 150 miles this summer and was wondering how my legs would hold up.

As I got over the great divide which seemed like a 3 mile hill climb I relaxed and was able to catch a group of racers which helps a ton.  I caught my buddy Willie at the 20 mile mark and was able to ride with him through the Chemomequon forest which was incredibly beautiful with rolling hills.  As we got to Drummond Wi. we had 8 miles to go.  I was really feeling it but made it to the finish line with just a little cramping.  My butt sure was sore and still is.

It was fun to do something different.  I can’t beleive I haven’t biked much over the last 20 years.  It sure is less pounding on the legs and is great for the heart when you start pushing the hills.  I probably won’t race much because you need to train for it and skiing is enough for me.  But to get outside and enjoy a nice ride with friends sure is fun.

Ok, here is what we are up to.  I’m holding a thyroid recovery workshop next Monday night the 10th at 6:30 at my offfice.  It’s an hour long, no charge.  If you suffer with a thyroid problem then this is a must attend class.

Football and fall sports are here.  The Chieftains should be really good this year.  I look forward to helping these athletes stay healthy and being able to compete at the optimal potential.

Keep up eating a great diet, moving your body, and being grateful for all the greatness that each of you have.

25 years ago on the shores of Lake Superior

Challenges to change or opportunities for growth?

What an incredible nice summer we are having right now.  My plants took it on the chin last week when we got hail and holy cow did we get a soaking on monday.  I love the heat!  I love when it gets hot and humid in the summer.  I know how cold it can be when I’m skiing in the winter and freezing at a start of a cross country ski race so I appreciate all the sunlight I can get in and the heat.

Sometimes when I’m working with patients and shifting their paradigm about health, exercise, eating it can be challenging.  It’s kind of like the dog days of summer for people.  Change in diet, exercise can seem like an obstacle.  Lets look at the opportunities that taking charge of your health can bring for you.

Eating better.  I reccommend for everyone that I see to remove all inflammatory foods.  No gluten, dairy, soy, yeast to start.  Sometimes people cry when I say this.  It’s not that bad once you get going on it.  There are a ton of great foods you can eat like veggies, fruits, grass fed meats, etc.  If you do it it will change the quality of your life substantially in a short period of time.  If you really want to know exactly what you can and can’t eat we can run a array 10 food sensitvity panel from cyrex labs for $580  Check it out here. http://www.joincyrex.com/page/7781/Array-10-Multiple-Food-Immune-Reactivity-Screen

Brotherly love from 8 years ago.

There are so many toxins in food you really want to eat organic and keep anything processed to a minimum.  Everyone loves sweet corn this time of year.  As much as I used to eat a dozen ears at a sitting I can’t even tolerate one ear of corn these days.  It’s a big no-no for me.  I like the food sensitivity panels because I know exactly what my patients can or can not eat.  You are either adding fuel to the fire or putting the fire out with what you eat and how it effects your overall health and well being.

I like to get all my workouts done either first thing in the morning while my energy is highest, or at noon lunch.  I have always struggled with workouts at night.  If you don’t have much time do some fat burning exercises.  Pushups, planks, burbees, quick sprints.  Do 30 seconds on and 30  seconds off of these for 10 minutes and you are good to go.  The key is to just get the shoes on and get outside and start moving the body.  It may be getting a 10 minute walk in to start.   The benefits of moving greatly outweight the side effects of sitting and doing nothing.

Many patients struggle with sleeping problems.  Chronic stress can play a huge role in this.  One of the test I like to do is a adrenal stress index test which is a saliva test  which measures your cortisol levels which is a stress hormone at 4 different times of the day.  If you are in adrenal exhaustion or they are all over the place their are specific strategies you can do to help the adrenals heal and you can start sleeping better.  One of them is strict blood sugar control.  One of the biggest problems I see in practice is the poor blood sugr regulation of my patients.  This is crucial if you are ever going to have good energy and good sleep patterns.

The basic testing which people should have done is the 85 panel comprehensive blood work up for $199  It’s such a valuable test to have done.  It checks your 3 month blood sugar value, all your electrolytes, a fatty lipid profile, 10 different thyroid checks including your antibodies to see if you have Hashimoto’s thryoiditis, Vit D levels, a complete CBC with auto-differential to see if you have any viral or bacterial infections, and a urine analysis.  This is a must for everyone.  I get mine checked yearly.  If you did this on your own it would cost $1900  We contract through lab corp so we get a signifigant savings, you just have to run down to Edina for the blood draw.  Once we get the tests back we sit down and go over them and get a plan of attack to get you healthy.

Another huge issue I see with patients is difficulty losing weight.  Check out this video I put on my facebook page.  I invite you attend my class this upcoming Wednesday the 15th of July at my clinic at 6:30 pm.  It’s free.  https://video.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpt1/v/t42.1790-2/11735056_10153404707975180_489231277_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjM3NCwicmxhIjo4MDgsInZlbmNvZGVfdGFnIjoicmVzXzQyNl9jcmZfMjNfbWFpbl8zLjBfc2QifQ%3D%3D&rl=374&vabr=208&oh=4133bee538d38810906e2bddb50ce879&oe=559EC655

Ok, I’m out for a quick 40 mile bike ride.  Going ot stop up and visit my mom who celebrates her 83rd birthday!

Until next time.  Invest in your health.  it will pay huge dividends down the road.

Where have you been Dr. Edling?

Wow, I just noticed it’s been 2 months since my last post.  Holy cow that’s the longest time spread I think I’ve ever done.  So this is what I’ve been up too.

I’ve been studying.  I spent 24 hours with Dr. Dr. Datis Kharrazian who is the author of “Why do I still have thyroid symptoms when my lab tests are normal”, and “Why isn’t my brain working”  This was an excellent 3 day weekend of very intense study on thyroid, and especially auto-immune thyroid.  90% of all thyroid problems I see are auto-immune related.  The problem for patients is that they are frustrated because even with the meds they don’t feel good.  The reason is no one has addressed the immune system which is attacking the thyroid, not just TSH levels.  I see a lot of people who have had great success with our auto-immune protocols.  Identifying underlying triggers and healing gut fucntion is imperative to success with any auto-immune conditon.    80% of your immune system lies with your gut-microbiome so it’s imperative you have good gut function.  This is just about impossibe with the standard american diet.   Our diet is the worst in the world and it’s one of the reasons we have so much sickness and disease in our society.  We have a bad source of food which is toxic to our gut and our brain because it causes massive amounts of inflammation.  If you have a bad gut micro-biome you will surely have a bad brain down the road.

Time for a little baseball.

There are specific strategies to calm the immune response down which is destroying your thyroid and put this auto-immune attack at bay.  Because once you are auto-immune in one area it’s just looking for another place to attack.  Cyrex labs have developed a test which is a predictor of  any other auto-immune attack to your body.  Your brain, your gut, your muscles, your nervous system, your joints, and many other areas that will predict what your future looks like unless you do something now.  They also have very sophisticated food sensitivty tests that we use (array 4 and 10), which can show us if you are putting fuel to the fire.  If you are eating foods that unknowningly make you worse then you must not eat these or else you will get worse.  Wouldn’t it be nice to find out what foods you may be sensitive to?

Look for upcoming workshops on thyroid and auto-immunity.  You can check my business facebook page Edling Chiropractic and wellness. Here is the link.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edling-Chiropractic-and-Wellness/87940295179?fref=ts

Mary and I are now empty nesters.  Our son Riley graduated a few weeks ago and will be heading off to Concordia University in St.Paul where he will also be playing D 2 football.  Congrats to all the other seniors.  it’s been a great joy watching these kids grow and mature and have successes on and off the field.

We will not be in the clinic this friday June 5th.  We are headed down to watch Riley and his 4×200 and 4x 100 relay teams participate in the state track meet in laCrosse.  The state track meet is an incredible event.  There are some very talented boys and girls who really can bring it.  Last year was my first year ever attending and I was blown away how much fun it was.  I’ll be going back on a yearly basis.   I have anumber of track athletes who get adjusted for peak performance.  Congrats to them.  Going to state is pretty cool.

Grace Ulrich celebrating making it to state.

It’s finally getting nice out so get out and enjoy the sun.  Exercise is fuel for the brain.  It clears the fog and is the best anti depressant.

Come join me Saturday morning 9 am down by Cascade falls here in Oscela, I’ll be leading the “walk with the Doc”.  Just a fun 30 minute walk highlighting some of Osceola trail systems.  There will be one every month.  See you there.

Ok, it won’t be another 2 months until next post.  Get out there and be a Champ!

30 days grain free for pain free.

One of the most important things you can do to get your health back is to clean up your diet.   This is a great time of the year than spring when it starts getting nice out and and you can get outside and start moving your body more after our winter hibernation time.

One of the best things you can do right now today is to drop all grains from your diet, period.  Grains are inflamamtory to your gut and body.  I can go into tons of detail why eliminating grains will help you be much healthier from your gut to better brain function to less back pain.  Just trust me on this one.  When people consult me this is one of the first things I advise patients.

It's right around the corner.

Most people come in with Chronic health issues which are due in large part  to the standard american diet which has a ton of grains in it and processed grains.  The standard american diet or SAD is killing our society.  I just read a study put out by the government that by 2044 our country will be BANKRUPT because of the cost to manage diabetes.  That means we will be spending more for the managment and treatment of diabetes than all the taxes that go in to the pot.  That’s incredible!!!  It’s time right now to take charge of your health.  You can do it, my job is to lead you there.  There are common findings in all chronic diseases which I address and one of the biggest things you can do is getttting off all grains, even the gluten free grains.  Don’t believeve me, just try it for 30 days and see difference on how good you feel. One of the cool tests I’ve been reccommending is gene testing through 23 and me.  You can order the test on line and get it for $99 and then spend another $20 for interpretation.  I have patients bring this in and then I can interpret what needs to be done and how this will pertain to their specific health and what they can do now if their is some genes that may not be working right for them.  I also am having everyone who is serious about figuring out their health get a 85 comprehensive blood analysis for $199.  It tells me so much about how you are functioning.  I put it all together and get a plan of attack to get you fucntioning optimally. Reducing blood sugar and reducing inflammation is really key for most chronic health conditions. Getting your gut microbiome is crucial also for good overall health.  Good gut health important for blood sugar regulation and great brain health.  Removing any food sensitivities which gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and yeast are important.  I can test for these but just try going off these and see how you feel. OK, it’s time to jump start after this winter.  Get outside and get moving.  It will do wonders for your attitude and get good oxygen for the brain.

I’m doing workshops 2-3 per month.  I usually put them on my Edling Chiropractic and Wellness facebook page.  You can go there and find out when the workshops are.  I just did a thyroid workshop last week and will be doing another since there are so many people sufferening and not getting answers for their thryoid problem.

I need to lose weight

If losing weight crossed your mind over the holidays then it would be a great idea to take action on it.

I’ll be giving a weight loss seminar next monday night Jan. 12th here at my clinic.  I’ve got room for 8 and that’s it.

No gimmicks, but rather a structured approach that will identify why you haven’t been able to lose weight, or have had all the ups and downs.

Do you have a thyroid disorder, a brain issue with the hypothalamus, a blood sugar problem, are you anemic, are your adrenals shot?  Those are jsut a few things I’ll explore during the class.

You can check out my Edling Chiropractic and wellness facebook page for a couple of testimonials of patients who have been through our program and their experiences and successes.   Here is the link.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edling-Chiropractic-and-Wellness/87940295179

The holidays were really a lot of fun for me.  I got to pick up my son Connor at the airport and spend some great time with him.

I was hungry!!

Riley has been busy trying to figure out where he wants to go to college.  It’s down to Luther college, Winona St, or Concordia of St. Paul.  He also wants to play football.  I know he can do it.  He’s finally realizing how important grades are and he knows football doesn’t last forever.

Mary and I did some fun parties over the holidays.  Too much as a matter of fact but they were all really fun.  New Years Bowling and celebrating our 21st Anniversary with Riley and his buddies and parents was a ton of fun.  We went to a Christmas play with Sunway Inc. (Tim and Julie Skiba’s company) and that was really a lot of fun.  And, we went to our first wine tasting party where each couple brought a case of wine and then we tasted them without knowing who’s wine was whose.  I bought a case at valley spirits here in Osceola, it was called Whiplash.  It’s a deep cab and to my surprise it won!!  I guess I must be either very lucky, or a pretty good wine taster.  Actually, I think I just liked the name of the wine and thought that was cool.

I did a ton of X-skiing over the holidays on the Birkie trail.  Boy those are some monster hills in the north end of the birkie trail north of OO.  I’m in good shape, now it’s time to race!

Ok, I am truly blessed to be able to share my thoughts, my vision, and be able to help others attain a substantial improvement in the quality of your life.

I’ll be doing a lot of educational classes this year and I bought a new video cam so I can start sharing on you tube and my facebook patients success stories and videos to help educate on a better way of living and being.

P.S.  I even burned down all the fence without burning down the neighborhood.  That’s pretty good!

Didn't burn down the neighborhood!

Repair and clear your gut for good healing.

One of the most important priorities in delaing with people’s health or lack of health is to make sure they have good gut function.

Why is this so important?

Because, your gut has many many fucntions including 80% of your immune system lies right in the gut.  If you have poor gut health then you aren’t going to be healthy and you can have many other dysfunctions of the body becasue of poor gut health.

Digestion starts in your mouth and ends with a bowel movement.  It’s incredible the number of physiological processses that go on.  You have to produce enough hydrochloric acid in your stomach to breakdown your food.  Digestive enzymes must be released to break food down in the intestines, gall bladder and liver is activated during digestion, and a huge host of other activities that we do not have conscious control over but work their magic.

Mary and Connor at old house in 1994

What can get in the way of good digestion is the food we eat.  It can either work for us in a positive way or against us.  Unfortunatly the standard American diet will totally work against your body and totally destroy your gut lining and can lead to many health conditions.  When you lose the integrity of your gut lining your food proteins aren’t digested and go into the blood stream not getting digested and your immune system sets up an attack since this is foreign and can cause a host of problems over time from allergies, to auto-immune condtions, to just plain old poor gut and bowel function.  I guess you could call this a leaky gut condtion.  When you have a leaky gut it must get healed.  I do specific strategies to heal your gut and get you back on the road to better health and well being. It’s imperative that you change you diet, manage your stress, and get some movement in your life.  One of the tests I do to assess gut and bowel activity is a stool microbial test.  It measures how much good bacteria you have in the gut and also measures bad gut bacteria, yeast and parasites which also can cause havoc and wreck your gut and lead to a chronic inflammatory state.  It’s not uncommon to find bad gut bacteria and parasitic infections on the blood work and then on the stool microbial tests.  This must be hadled and I do a prtotocol to fix this.

When you have a leaky gut you probably have a leaky brain which can lead to brain fog, fatigue, and just not feeling good.

Be very conscious about what you put in your mouth.  Stay away from anythnig that is boxed, canned, or processed.  Those along with grains and dairy are offending foods that will more than likely just add fuel to the fire.

The one thing you must never have is high fructose corn syrup.  This is poison!  It will kill your gut, spike your blood sugar, and make you fat and stupid.  Just say no to all sugary and diet pops.

Winter high school sports are well on their way.  Good luck to all the kids who are in extracurricular activites.  it keeps them in the game of life.

It’s been kind of fun checking out different colleges with my son Riley.  He hopes to play a little football also.

It’s great to have Connor back from Montana State for the holidays.  He’s a whiz with the computers which helps me out a ton.

Ok, Christmas is right around the corner.  Don’t stress to much, enjoy it and have fun with your families!!’

Last thyroid workshop is tonight here 6:30 pm.  I’ve got room for 2 more people.

Be ready to jump start your new year with our weight loss program.  Starts first week in January.  Look for details in hte coming week or so.

Madison Or Bust

Well it was a whirlwind weekend for yours truly.  It started with the 26th annual turkey bowl.  It was our coldest turkey bowl ever.  2 degrees at the start and 4 at the finish.  It was a defensive battle and it came down to the last possession with the black team holding the red team for a 20-14 win.

Danny Steffen had a great game at quarterback.  Fellow Chiropractor and long time turkey bowl participant John Hilpisch had an outstanding game.  Dave Leske and Jason Ellingson had really good games for the red team, and it was sure nice to have my son Riley Edling showing off his youth and dominating us older fellows.

The Osceola football field with 2 inches of snow held up great.  It wasn’t really that slippery out there which was surprising.  I’ll be ready for next years turkey bowl.  Only a chip fracture of my ring finger this year, so no major injuries.

Turkey Bowl 2014

On friday Riley, Dave Leske, and myself road tripped down to Madison for the Badger Gopher football game.  It had been 10 years since I had been to a Badger game.  What an incredible festive day it was on saturday.  50 degrees and a perfect day for football game.  There was a ton of Gopher fans done there also since it was the biggest game for them since 1967.  The Gophers started well but the Badgers just wore them out in the end with that running game.  Look for the Badgers to whoop up  on the Buckeyes for the Big 10 championship this Saturday.  It won’t be 10 years until I get back to Madison.  You must experience a Badger game if you are any fan of football.  I hope the Gophers can some day create a similar energy the the Badgers pre game festivities are.

It’s December first and cyber monday.  So far so good with not buying anything on the internet on friday or today so far. Here is something I’d consider doing to improve your health over the holidays.  I’d stick to a well balanced diet and actually fuel your system with great organic foods.  Meat, chicken, fish, organic if you can.   Eat tons of veggies, and keep your fruits to low glycemic fruits like stone fruits or berries.  Don’t skip breakfast, have some protein first thing in the morning.  Make sure you hydrate. Exercise is crucial too.  I’m training hard for the Birkie right now so I’m doing some hours on the ski’s.  Start doing bodyweight exercises which are fat burning and accelerate and boost your metabolism.  5-10 minutes a day of those fat buring exercises and watch out, you will be on fire!! Pushups, jumping jacks, planks, squats, lunges, are jsut a few you can start with.  Do 30 seconds of these , take a 15 second break and do the next exercise.  Do 5 minutes of these and your set.   Get of the computer and do wall slides.  Just put your back up against the wall and slide your arms up and down and this will activate your back muscles and help with your posture.  Don’t forget to get sleep.  I’m in bed at 9 pm most nights.  My body needs 8-9 hours a night and an occasional cat nap also.  Sleep is when our brain and body recovers.

I’ve been seeing a lot of thyroid patients lately and it’s fun working with these challenging cases.  Most are auto-immune which means their own immune system is attacking the thyroid gland.  Medicine really doesn’t have much to offer to calm the immune responce down. There are usually a host of other chronic conditons going on also and sometimes these can be tricky cases.  everyone is different so the care plan must be individualized to get good results.  Healing does take time.  You have to give your mind and body a good chance to heal and stay the course.

Right now is a good time to be very aware of your diet and don’t go crazy with your eating.  Get out and move your body and keep living a healthy life.  The healthier you get the happier you will be.   It’s very easy to get depressed over the holidays so exercise is your best anti-depressant.

OK, go out and make it an incredible day.  Congrats to the Minnesota Gophers on an outstanding regular season.  I know the coaches and players must be a luttle burnt out this time of year.  They have some good time to recover and get prepped for their bowl game where ever that will be.  It’s nice to see them relevant again in the Big 10.

Staying the Course

Pool will be open in 6 months.

Mary, Riley, and I got back late Sunday from our 4 day trip to Florida.  It was perfect weather and now look what we have.

I was frantically getting everything put away Sunday night and sure enough I thought I’d only miss a few minutes of the Packer game and it was already 35 to nothing when I got back inside.  I’m sure glad I got all my stuff done because it would have been a bit of a disaster trying to get the golf cart, basketball hoop, and lawnmower in on Monday morning.

I love the first snowfall.  It’s always a bit hard for me to sleep as I’m waiting best I can for the big snowfall to hit.  Is school going to be closed, will patients make it in, will my rear drive Cadillac make it to the clinic and back without getting stuck?  Those are just some of the thoughts that passed my mind.  Some other fun thoughts were “I hope we get enough snow so I can get the cross country ski’s out”.  Well we have enough snow that I’ll adventure out to Rock Creek Farm and try my luck for a few hours.  It should be beautiful out there.  Now I need to grow the big white beard so I don’t freeze my face.

Scary white beard selfie!!

I’ve put in quite a few hours rollerskiing to get and keep in shape so I can compete and finish my 24th Birkie.  It’s incredible how fast time has gone by since I started cross country skiing.  I did it on a whim not even knowing how to ski but I needed something to do if I was going to relocate back here from Arizona.  Well it has changed my life.  I’ve always been into fitness and x-skiing didn’t beat my body up.  It felt and still feels like it builds my mind and body up.  I go out on a day like today and it’s nothing but a positive experience.  Positive experiences are anti-inflammatory to the brain and body.  That’s why vacations even for a few days are good for you.  They get you to stop and smell the roses.  Your body and mind can get into a bit of a recovery mode and you can balance out physiology.  One thing I am going to start doing is taking breaks more periodically.  It’s just something we should all do if you can swing it.

I’ve been practicing Chiropractic and cross country skiing for 28 years.  There had been times where I was fed up with  both and could have just quit. I’m sure we all have times like that.  I stayed the course through thick and thin.  Kind of like marriage, kids, and anything that you really value.  I’m asking all of you to stay the course with your health.  For some of you it has taken years for you to lose your health.  It ‘s going to to take time to get it back.  Be patient with your healing process, especially if it’s radical changes with your diet and exercise routine.  These can be tough for some and while most see great progress in weeks to months, some take longer.  Everyone is different.  It will all pay off in the long time.  Some quit right when they are ready to start seeing results.  I guess it’s like anyting in life.  I always encourage all the athletes I’ve worked with over the past 35 years to stick it out.  Even my own kids at times have felt like quitting.  I even hated my freshman year at the U. of Minnesota while playing football and I was starting.  I just couldn’t take the stress.  A reassurring phone call from mom and dad made all the difference in the world.  If you need to pick up the phone and give me a hollar I’m here for you.  Stay the course of being healthier in every way you can and watch the quality of your life improve over time.

A big thanks goes out to Heidi and Joel Hazzard for hosting us on Sanibel island.  What a great time it was!!

Congrats to all our athletes who participated in fall sports, now it’s on to winter sports.

I’ll be doing another Thyroid workshop this upcoming Monday the 17th at 6:30 pm.  I’ve only got room for 10, it’s free.

Do you have cold hands, feet, are constipated, no energy, gain weight easy?

Cold hands, constipation and hair falling out are just a few of the symptoms of a very common condition that I see in my office every single day.

Have you guessed what it could be?

It’s hypothyroidism.

Here are a few more of the symptoms.

Fatique, weight gain, depression, insomnia, infertility, oversensistive to hot or cold, poor circulation, chronic pain, require a ton of sleep to function, chronic digestive problems, itchy dry skin,dry or brittle hair, edema,lose of outer 1/3 of your eyebrows.

HOW MANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS DO YOU HAVE?

If you do you may have a thyroid problem.

Generally you go to your M.D. and get your TSH checked.  If it’s out of range then you get some meds for it.  You get re-checked and see that it is in normal range but you still have the symptoms listed above.

You get frustrated when you still feel bad and can’t figure out what is going on.  Then you may start thinking is it all in my head?  It’s not.  You just haven’t had all the thyroid testing that you need to have done.  You need to get your antibodies checked to see if you have Hashimoto’s.  This is a condition where your immune system has gone awry and is now attacking the thyroid gland and starting to kill the thyroid cells.  The TSH levels will look good the whole time but your immune system is attacking a destroying the theyorid.  Thi sis what we call an auto-immune condition.  90% of all thyroid cases are auto-immune and they never ever know it.

I do 1o thyroid checks including the antibody tests to see if you have a thyroid issue and if you have Hashimoto’s.  If you have Hashimoto’s I then use strategies to help calm and balance the immune system down.  One of those strategies is to get your cells fucntioning better so the genes that turn on the antibody reaction can be calmed down.  Diet is huge!!

It’s a pretty restricted diet but it works great.  You want to calm the fire down on your thyroid.  Everytime you eat the wrong foods you are putting fuel on the fire.  Getting specific common foods checked to see if you are sensitive is another blood test we may do.  This helps tell you what those foods are.

Gettign a handle on chemical, physical, and emotional stressors is huge also.

It’s pretty cool to see people feel better, most of they symptoms decrease, and they may even lose some weight on the diet.  Most do.

If you or a loved one have a thyroid condition feel free to give me a jingle.  I just did a thyroid workhop last monday night n which we had 10 people learn about this.  It’s such a common condition and we have good success with getting good results with people.

Ok, last football game of the regualr season for the Chieftains was last friday against Ellsworth.  We took it to them and won 42-6.  Ellsworth was hte #4 team in division 4 to start the season.  Now we have New Richmond this friday and htat should be a good game.  Then it’s off to playoffs.

Hereis a great picture of Riley I took right before the national anthem  It’s my favorite one  Congrats to Meredith Nelsona nd the whole Osceola Chieftain girls golf team for making it to state.  A big way to go!!

Riley Edling in prayer.

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